Kay Starr

Original Studio Radio Transcriptions

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Despite the unwieldy title (yes, these are studio performances that were later broadcast on the radio), this collection of Kay Starr transcriptions from the late '40s presents some of the best singing of her career. Relaxing deep into the groove on these small-group titles, Starr sinks into the blues for "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," and sounds particularly inspired by the presence of Joe Venuti on violin and Les Paul on electric guitar for several highlights ("There's a Lull in My Life," "Ain't Misbehavin'"). While the Soundies compilation Best of the Standard Transcriptions includes many more titles, this disc improves the sound slightly and trims only the subpar material.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:44 Spotify
2 3:07 Spotify
3 2:53 Spotify
4 2:13 Spotify
5
2:43 Spotify
6 2:05 Spotify
7
2:07 Spotify
8 2:37 Spotify
9 2:55 Spotify
10
2:09 Spotify
11
2:39 Spotify
12
1:53 Spotify
13 2:41 Spotify
14 2:31 Spotify
15 1:58 Spotify
16 2:21 Spotify
17 1:36 Spotify
18 1:59 Spotify
19 2:22 Spotify
20 1:54 Spotify
21 2:57 Spotify
22 2:52 Spotify
23 2:25 Spotify
24 3:08 Spotify
25 3:29 Spotify
26 2:13 Spotify
27 2:16 Spotify
28 1:56 Spotify
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